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Atheism And Moral Progress

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  • Originally posted by seer View Post

    I guess neither is incest...
    Incest is a great evil where I come from: raised in the north and living now in the south :+}

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    • Originally posted by seer View Post

      If there are not universal moral truths then no moral view is more correct or valid than its opposite.
      Would you say that if there are no universal aesthetic truths, then no opinion about art or music is more correct or valid than its opposite?

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      • Originally posted by seer View Post
        Of course it is luck, there is no aim or goal to any of it. Nature did not decide to set up a system of natural selection, that system too came about by luck.
        Still wrong. Or should it be 'again wrong'?
        America - too good to let the conservatives drag it back to 1950.

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        • Originally posted by seer View Post

          But why is the present moral view more correct than past views?
          We are not likely to hold moral views we consider INCORRECT are we. Although we can recognize in a later era that our past views were immoral – e.g. slave ownership.

          And these current community values are not held world wide, not in Communist or Muslim countries. What makes the West right and them wrong?
          But these current values are held by us. They have not always been held by us – e.g. we used to think the destruction of native cultures and ownership of slaves was perfectly acceptable. Now we don’t. Morals and ethics evolve and vary over time from culture to culture.

          Of course it is luck, there is no aim or goal to any of it. Nature did not decide to set up a system of natural selection, that system too came about by luck.
          "Luck” has nothing to do with it. Natural Selection occurred on our particular planet because circumstances were favorable for it whereas, overall, the universe Is hostile to life.


          Last edited by Tassman; 10-03-2020, 11:19 PM.
          “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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          • Originally posted by thormas View Post

            Incest is a great evil where I come from: raised in the north and living now in the south :+}
            Is it a sin to God and why?
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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            • Originally posted by seer View Post

              Is it a sin to God and why?
              Previously answered.........

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